This Day In History: 1843-06-05


Samuel Garman (1843 – 1927) was born on this day.
He was a US naturalist who became noted as an ichthyologist and herpetologist. Garman Joined the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard, as a special student of L. Agassiz (1872), becoming assistant director of herpetology and ichthyology (1873). Published on the fishes collected by the steamers the Blake and the Albatross, and on the fishes of Lake Titicaca.

Garman described nearly 500 taxa and is honoured in the names of a number of species under garmani.